I was so excited to get this advanced reader copy because it was recommended by Stephen King. This is a dark story in which fiction is eerily close to real life events. The book goes between 2000 and 2017 focusing on Vanessa Wye, who at 15 begins an affair with Jacob Strane, her English teacher. In 2017, allegations against the teacher come to light and Vanessa is asked to testify against him. However, Vanessa doesn’t believe she is like the other girls – it was love between them, and they are still in contact now that she’s in her early 30s. A powerful story about love, abuse and power. Lots of literary references throughout.